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looking back 11 years what obsessed us that year. the stuff we were so in to this harry potter movie that took unprecedented $93 million bucks. opening weekend. versus this pearl harbor flick which ended up not doing nearly so well its opening weekend. maybe because we already knew that pearl harbor ended. was history really worth repeating? 11 years ago yesterday, who could blame them? 11 years ago today who could have imagined this? funny thing history. sometimes it just happens. snapshot forever changed. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
with harry potter, brian, do you? >> brian: no. >> steve: me neither e-mail comes, i am a die hard harry potter fan. i collect all types of props from the movie examines books. i own wands, a hog worth replica. i'd hate to see how much money i've spent on this stuff, but i can't stop. should they stop or is it normal? >> here is the thing, the operative statement there is i can't stop, which makes this person something other than a fan. it makes this person a hoard. so the bottom line is, much better use of money would be therapy than buying another wand because you need your own identity. not that of a sorcerer. >> brian: true. i've said that over and over again. okay. number two -- >> yet you keep buying wands, brian. >> brian: i apologize. i got to get over this. my girlfriend is wonderful, but she's obsessed -- this isn't about me. she's obsessed with a certain singer. she goes to hundreds of concerts all over the u.s. and uses her time off to drive 18 hours to a concert or fly anywhere they perform. what's going on there? >> again, look, this person is like nuts, like an addict! so
a new book coming out called "the casual vacancy." it's for adults. it's heavily embargoed as the harry potter books. i don't know anything about it. staff and all of us at amazon love this book called "sutton." the author collaborated on the biography of andre agassi. this is a novel but based very closely on the life of his last days of life after he got out of attica. >> robin hood type guy. >> and handsome and charming and very well read and reporters loved him and so it has overtones of today, who is doing what to whom between banks and regular people. it's a really wonderful novel. and the other novel that i love and is, i think will be sort of a sleeper hit is a book about a very dysfunctional jewish family in the suburbs of chicago, old joke. there's a lot of recognizable people. >>. nonfiction you like "mortality." >> "mortality." it's about esophageal cancer. it's not a happy book but surprising undepressing book. and "500 days" is about the 500 days, year and a half after 9/11, 2001 and what went on in the cia and white house and in places in europe and the middle east. it re
you recommend? >> i would say anything by bryan selznick, and also say the harry potter series is a an amazing opportunity to open up the imagine of children and adults. >> for me, the continuing point was a good one. a lot of black belt books i enjoy. i can't think of any authors. those are books i believe in going forward with industry. >> what books are you reading right now? >> i work at a library so i'm usually reading about three different books at a time. so right now i actually am reading the battle hymn of the tiger moms, which is very interesting, and i'm also reading a innocency drew book. >> i just got out oft a leadership class so i'm reading a book called changing leadership down. know the author yet. i just got the book. >> thanks a lot, guys. >> could i have your names and where you're from. >> i'm christine wiggins from alexandria, virginia. >> what books do you think shaped america? >> i think probably young adult books. i loved -- not the list but harry potter, and things i have -- student and fahrenheit 451, and to kill a mocking -- -- mockingbird. >> do yaw
.c., and thought he could just change it all like a harry potter wand moment or something like that then they lit me up like fire. he acknowledged that's a problem. a, he's never had to deal with so many filibusters in the history of the country and b, he was a little naive. they talked about foreign policy and what their taxes were goal going to look like. frankly i walked away from both of the interviews and knewing in new i knew before the interviews. >> i felt like i learned a couple of things from governor romney. kelly a kellyanne? >> i did. he was specific about his tax vision because he was asked specific questions. jimmy, love you pal but most people don't look at the respected tax policies of obama and romney and say blah, blah, blah. they say blah, blah, blah when he says change the tone in washington. he said two different things in the span of three days that univision he thinks the greatest, biggest disappoint, not biggest failure, the biggest disappointment is the lack of immigration policy. he goes to what he thinks is a different audience, and last night said he was unable to cha
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